Police released details about the death of law professor and blogger Dan Markel. Who the hell murders a professor and drives away in a Prius?
I catch plenty of worthless little shits plagiarizing lab reports in my class. They offer the lamest excuses imaginable. I thought they were trying to avoid punishment. Now I know that they are preparing for a career, albeit a brief career, in politics. Here's the story of Montana Senator John Walsh's plagiarized thesis at the Army War College. I think he'll have the opportunity to spend more time with his family in the near future.
I originally forgot to add this story to today's link-fest. It's about how student services people deal with students' accommodations. It's interesting but the introduction gives a taste of what drives us nuts, just in case you had forgotten.
And finally, a cute sixth grade girl steals the spotlight from some hard working assistant professor (link fixed) who helped her with her science fair. Buddy, this is what you deserve. Next time, help the kid figure out which paper towel absorbs the most water and get on with your job.
Here's some more advice. When the kid gets more media attention than you, keep your fucking mouth shut. You look like an asshole. Nobody gives a shit about your research. People like stories about kids being smarter than experts and stories about girls getting involved in science. You are a supporting actor in this story. Play your role and don't bother the star actress.